Adam Holzwarth, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Adam Holzwarth, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

    Adam is the Physical Therapist for Atlanta Spine Institute

    Mission Statement and Focus


    My mission is to guide patients back to their prior level of function and peak performance through a manual and neuromuscular re-integration based approach. Individualized treatment programs are focused around the client’s personal goals using the latest evidence-based treatment approaches. I will continue to develop innovative physical therapy approaches to treat spinal cord pain and dysfunction.


    • Post-doctoral fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury research from Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 2016
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of St Augustine for Health Sciences 2013
    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences from University of Florida 2007

    Clinical Specialties and Interests

    Clinical specialties and interests include proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, functional electrical stimulation, trigger point dry needling, massage therapy and joint mobilization that will rehabilitate a client in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Individualized treatment programs will focus on methods to reduce pain and restore functional movement with an emphasis on postural alignment and stability to not only regain function, but also prevent future injuries and pain. Other interests include clinical research with sports related injuries, chronic pain management and brain-motor control methods.


    Adam was born in Boston, MA and raised in Atlanta, GA. After earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic University, he was immediately accepted as the research fellow for spinal cord injury research at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. Following the completion of his two-year fellowship, he joined Dr. Plas T. James at Atlanta Spine Institute in order to work with one of the nations leading spine surgeons. His clinical rotations consisted of outpatient orthopedics at both Spine and Sport in Savannah, GA, as well as University of Colorado Hospital in Lone Tree, CO. Adam completed his inpatient rotation on the spinal cord injury floors at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA.

    When not active with mountain biking or powerlifting, Adam enjoys reading and exploring the many hidden gems of the Georgia outdoors. Adam also enjoys rooting for his New England sports teams and against the NY Jets and Yankees.